Jamaica Plain's Maria Finkelmeier is an internationally-recognized percussion performer and educator who will share her artistic vision and spirit with Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum visitors this summer. In a series of public workshops, Finkelmeier will respond to the theme of “Sound Studio” through engaging programing in the Museum’s Bertucci Education Studio. Finkelmeier has been selected as the Museum’s next Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist. Through the Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series, the Gardner supports artists in the Boston area by providing artists with opportunities to develop artistic experiences and engaging workshops for Museum visitors. The Series allows artists to consider their work within the rich cultural context of the Gardner Museum and the unique legacy of the Museum’s founder, Isabella Stewart Gardner, through a structured three-month collaboration period of thought, exploration, creation, and workshop implementation.